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The boy at the back of the class / Onjali Q. Raùf ; illustrated by Pippa Curnick.
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9781510105010
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London : Orion, 2018.

©2018
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297 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.

He's eight years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!

But the truth is, Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to be his friend.

That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan.


Author Notes

Onjali Q. Rauf is the founder of Making Herstory, a charity that aspires to mobilise men, women and children of all backgrounds to take action against gender-based abuses and crimes both in the UK and beyond. An alumni of the Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme, she specialised in Women's Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Oxford University respectively. The Boy at the Back of the Class is her first novel.